turnip-rooted celery


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Noun1.turnip-rooted celery - grown for its thickened edible aromatic rootturnip-rooted celery - grown for its thickened edible aromatic root
celeriac, celery root - thickened edible aromatic root of a variety of celery plant
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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Celery root is widely known as celeriac, but is also called knob celery and turnip-rooted celery. Despite this bulbous and hairy root vegetable's reputation as the "ugly duckling" among vegetables, it has enjoyed historic popularity throughout Europe, and is mentioned in Homer's epic poem, Odyssey, in 800 B.C.
Celeriac, a relative of celery also called turnip-rooted celery or knob celery, is cultivated for its root, not its stalks, which are thin, limp, and bitter.